Top 50 songs by The Beatles

The British band The Beatles recorded a total of 211 songs, including some repeated, but in different versions. However, there are 50 songs that we can highlight due to their importance, such as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “Hey Jude”, “Love Me Do” and “Yesterday”. 

The best songs of The Beatles

The Beatles was a rock band that had its origins in Liverpool, being completely formed since 1962 with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. They were part of the band throughout the 1960s. If you want to know the most outstanding songs of The Beatles , it would not be a bad idea to play the following list on some karaoke speakers (if you click here, you will find several options to buy).

  1. “Strawberry Fields Forever”
  2. “A Day In The Life”
  3. “Don’t Let Me Down”
  4. “Come Together”
  5. “Yesterday”
  6. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  7. “Hey Jude”
  8. “Let It Be”
  9. “Love Me Do”
  10. “Get Back”
  11. “Cry Baby Cry”
  12. “Something”
  13. “It’s Only Love”
  14. “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”
  15. “In My Life”
  16. “Dig It”
  17. “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
  18. “birthday”
  19. “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”
  20. “Another Girl”
  21. “She Said She Said”
  22. “She Loves You”
  23. “Baby You’re A Rich Man”
  24. “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”
  25. “Baby’s In Black”
  26. “Sexy Sadie”
  27. “Julia”
  28. “When I Get Home”
  29. “I Call Your Name”
  30. “The Night Before”
  31. “Blue Jay Way”
  32. “She’s Leaving Home”
  33. “Only A Northern Song”
  34. “I’ll Be Back”
  35. “She’s a Woman”
  36. “The End”
  37. “Revolution”
  38. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
  39. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”
  40. “Ballad Of John And Yoko”
  41. “All You Need is Love”
  42. “Tomorrow Never Knows”
  43. Helter Skelter
  44. “tax man”
  45. Eleanor Rigby
  46. “Please Please Me”
  47. “Help”
  48. “I Am the Walrus”
  49. “Ticket To Ride”
  50. “I Saw Her Standing There”

It should be noted that this list was not created from best to worst, we have simply selected those songs that stayed in the hearts of many people. However, for many fans of the band, some Beatles songs that they consider to be the best may have been left out of the selection, so you can find songs from this list or others on Spotify, YouTube and Amazon Music.

Most famous songs of The Beatles

Among the well-known and most famous songs of The Beatles are “A “Day In The Life”, “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Let It Be”. This is what we could consider as the best of The Beatles for many people. In fact, the first song we mention in this paragraph is ranked number 1, according to the prestigious Rolling Stone magazine. Next, we’ll talk about each song, maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know about your favorite 60’s band.

  1. “A Day In The Life”

This song was written by Lennon and McCartney, although most of the lyrics correspond to the first. McCartney added a few words in the middle of the song, accompanied by a piano. Lennon’s part talks about a car accident that a friend, Tara Browne , had, who crashed her Lotus Elan into a truck in 1966. Many people criticized the song, saying that it encouraged drugs through its phrase “I’d love to turn you on”, however, this did not stop his fame. In addition, Lennon commented that he did not encourage drugs, since the theme is based on a traffic accident.

“A Day In The Life” doesn’t tell the exact story of Browne’s accident, but Lennon added a bit of fiction to it . In general, Lennon was inspired by newspaper articles, instead, McCartney added things from his youth.

It should be noted that in 2010 Rolling Stone magazine ranked it as the best song by The Beatles.

  1. “Don’t Let Me Down”

It is a slow song with simple chords and a love lyric. The latter was written by John Lennon and is dedicated to his partner Yoko Ono . For Paul McCartney this song was like a cry for help from Lennon. According to the history of The Beatles, Yoko was one of the main people responsible for the band splitting up and John deciding to play solo.

In this song John says that he is in love for the first time and he doesn’t want Yoko to fail him, and he also says that she has done him good.

On the other hand, you should know that this song was part of the B side on the “Get Back” album. In addition, this theme was performed at the band’s last concert, 1969, specifically, on the terrace of the building where Apple’s offices were located. It was known as “Rooftop Concert” and can be seen in the movie “Let It Be” .

It should be noted that “Don’t Let Me Down” was very well received by the group’s followers, not only because of the lyrics and harmony, but also thanks to Lennon’s inspiring voice, showing his feelings for Yoko Ono. 

  1. “Let It Be”

Among the most famous songs of The Beatles is “Let It Be”, which means “let it be”. Its lyrics imply that you must let go and accept the facts of life.

This song was inspired by a dream that Paul had with his mom . Although the composer did not remember all the words that his mother said to him, in short, the message was “Let It Be”. Paul’s mother was called Mary McCartney, in fact, the author mentions her in the first stanza, just in the second verse, when she says “Mother Mary appears.” However, other people comment that she was referring to the Virgin Mary, because she is pious and helps those who are distressed, according to the Catholic Church.

“Let It Be” was also called the film that The Beatles released in May 1970, which was to be called “Get Back”.

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